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The PPP Deadline Extension has been Signed into Law

Posted by AICPA on Apr 1, 2021 3:17:00 PM
The PPP Deadline Extension has been Signed into Law

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application deadline formally changed from March 31 to May 31 on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, when President Joe Biden signed the extension into law.

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Topics: Government Entities, Not-for-Profits, For-Profit Entities, Funeral Homes, Construction, Professional Services, Healthcare, Federal Services

1040 Tax Filing & Payment Deadlines You Need to Know

Posted by AICPA on Apr 1, 2021 11:50:49 AM
1040 Tax Filing & Payment Deadlines You Need to Know

On March 17, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced the deadline for individuals to file federal taxes would be extended from April 15 to May 17, 2021 (Notice 2021-21). This week, the IRS issued additional guidance on its postponement of the tax deadline for individuals. Like the news release before it, this most recent notice does not extend the April 15 due date for estimated tax payments. To ensure our clients do not miss the deadline for estimated tax payments, we encourage the early submission and preparation of tax returns.

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Topics: Government Entities, Not-for-Profits, For-Profit Entities, Funeral Homes, Construction, Professional Services, Healthcare, Federal Services, #COVID-19News

American Rescue Plan Act: Breaking Down the Latest Relief Bill

Posted by AICPA on Mar 12, 2021 9:31:11 AM
American Rescue Plan Act: Breaking Down the Latest Relief Bill

Yesterday, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act into law. This legislation, also known as H.R. 1319, was first passed by the House on February 27. The Senate made several amendments and passed its version of the bill on March 6. The bill then came back to the House for a final vote on Wednesday and was subsequently signed into effect on March 11.

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Topics: Government Entities, Not-for-Profits, For-Profit Entities, Funeral Homes, Construction, Professional Services, Healthcare, Federal Services, #COVID-19News

Governments Can Win the War on Fraud (Series Introduction)

Posted by Maryann Holloway, CPA, RMA, PSA & Domonic A. Furfari on Mar 5, 2021 9:15:00 AM
Governments Can Win the War on Fraud (Series Introduction)

Government Fraud Discovered—a headline that no government official, auditor, or taxpayer ever wants to see. Fraud in government exists in many forms and can be perpetrated by a multitude of persons individually or in collusion with others. External entities, engaged with governments through public projects or contracts, may also bring risk of fraudulent activity. Losses vary widely in amounts and can affect governments both on the international stage as well as within your zip code. 

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Topics: Government Entities, Federal Services

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf Signs PPP Loan Forgiveness Measure

Posted by PICPA on Feb 10, 2021 11:50:35 AM
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf Signs PPP Loan Forgiveness Measure

The PICPA won a major legislative victory when state lawmakers added a provision addressing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness to legislation providing COVID-19 relief to Pennsylvania small businesses. Senate Bill 109 was approved unanimously by the state House and Senate and signed by Gov. Tom Wolf. It is now Act 1 of 2021.

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Topics: Government Entities, Not-for-Profits, For-Profit Entities, Funeral Homes, Construction, Professional Services, Federal Services

New Jersey Follows Federal Lead on Taxability of PPP Loans

Posted by NJCPA on Feb 10, 2021 10:08:40 AM
New Jersey Follows Federal Lead on Taxability of PPP Loans

Yesterday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and  State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio announced that New Jersey will follow the federal government's lead in making PPP loans tax exempt at the state level and allowing recipients to deduct business expenses that were paid with the loan proceeds.

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Topics: Government Entities, Not-for-Profits, For-Profit Entities, Funeral Homes, Construction, Professional Services, Federal Services, #COVID-19News

PPP Application Forms Will Be Released Today

Posted by AICPA on Jan 11, 2021 11:16:39 AM
PPP Application Forms Will Be Released Today

The US Small Business Administration and Treasury released borrower loan application forms Friday night for the rebooted Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which will launch today, January 11, 2021. The application will Initially be available for select lenders and borrowers before a broader opening takes place a few days later.

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Topics: Government Entities, Not-for-Profits, For-Profit Entities, Funeral Homes, Construction, Professional Services, Healthcare, Federal Services, #COVID-19News

Many Tax Provisions Appear in Year-End Coronavirus Relief Bill

Posted by AICPA on Dec 29, 2020 4:09:27 PM
Many Tax Provisions Appear in Year-End Coronavirus Relief Bill

The omnibus spending and coronavirus relief bill passed by Congress includes many tax provisions, including the extension of various expiring provisions, extensions and expansions of certain earlier pandemic tax relief provisions, and much more. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, H.R. 133, passed both houses of Congress on Dec. 21, and President Donald Trump signed the bill into law on Dec. 27.

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Topics: Government Entities, Not-for-Profits, Funeral Homes, Construction, Professional Services, Healthcare, Federal Services, #COVID-19News

Guidance Issued on Payroll Tax Deferral

Posted by Bowman & Company LLP on Aug 31, 2020 11:29:57 AM
Guidance Issued on Payroll Tax Deferral

On Friday, the IRS released IR-2020-195, effectively providing employers guidance for the Presidential Memorandum (“Memorandum”) to defer certain employee Social Security tax withholding.

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Topics: Government Entities, Not-for-Profits, For-Profit Entities, Funeral Homes, Construction, Professional Services, Healthcare, Federal Services, #COVID-19News

CARES Act Provides 4 Possible Reasons to File an Amended Return

Posted by Bowman & Company LLP on Jun 15, 2020 9:48:00 AM
CARES Act Provides 4 Possible Reasons to File an Amended Return

The $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act delivers good news to individuals and businesses, including valuable tax-relief measures. Some of that tax relief is retroactive. These provisions can affect 2018 and 2019 returns that have already been filed. One retroactive provision can, in some cases, go all the way back to 2013. Some taxpayers that file amended returns may receive a tax refund from prior years.

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Topics: Government Entities, Not-for-Profits, For-Profit Entities, Funeral Homes, Healthcare, Federal Services, #COVID-19News